Blog

Showing 100 posts

Secondment at BBC News: Expanding my skill set as a consultant statistician

Archived Blog | Careers, Blog | Learning and development

I read the advert for the Government Statistical Service (GSS) secondment at BBC News in a departmental GSS email and it was the first time I had heard of the opportunity. I recalled attending a talk by Robert Cuffe, Head of Statistics for BBC News, which had been organised by my Head of Profession at […]

Learn more on Secondment at BBC News: Expanding my skill set as a consultant statistician

Measuring errors in data

Archived Blog | Methodology

The Methodology Division leads on the development and support of statistical and survey methods for Office for National Statistics (ONS) and provides support for the wider Government Statitisical Service (GSS) and beyond. As Principal Statistical Methodologists we jointly lead on demographic methods for the Census and Population Statistics Hub in Methodology. Our work is varied […]

Learn more on Measuring errors in data

My Charity Next secondment

Archived Blog | Careers, Blog | Learning and development

Abbie Cochrane, a Government Statistical Service (GSS) Fast Streamer, recently spent time on a secondment working for Scope between autumn 2020 and spring 2021. Charity Next interviewed her about her placement. Please give a brief overview of your host organisation, and the main responsibilities of your placement there. My host organisation was Scope, a disability […]

Learn more on My Charity Next secondment

My secondment at BBC News: I never appreciated how creative journalists are

Archived Blog | Careers, Blog | Learning and development

Since graduating I have only ever worked in the Civil Service but always wondered what it would be like to work elsewhere. Fortunately, with the support of my manager, Deputy Director and the wide range of professional development opportunities in the Civil Service I have been lucky enough to complete a three-month analytical secondment at […]

Learn more on My secondment at BBC News: I never appreciated how creative journalists are

Why I am championing the use of the online skills tool

Archived Blog | Careers, Blog | Learning and development

Throughout 2020, the Government Analysis Function trialled an online skills tool with volunteers from across each of the analytical professions. The tool offered the opportunity for users to self-reflect against the professional skills needed for various analytical career paths, supported career planning, development planning and could be used to help structure career conversations. As leaders […]

Learn more on Why I am championing the use of the online skills tool

Filter

Clear